US EPA: Waste removal in East Palestine to resume on Monday

Published: Feb. 26, 2023 at 3:32 PM EST
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COLUMBIANA COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials held a press conference on Sunday in East Palestine following this month’s toxic train derailment.

The EPA has found EPA-certified facilities that can accept waste removed from the derailment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 Debra Shore said.

Liquid waste will be taken to Vickey, Ohio, where it will be disposed of underground via injection.

Solid waste will be taken to a site in East Liverpool, Ohio.

The EPA and Department of Transportation are closely monitoring the waste disposal process.

The presser comes after the door-to-door outreach efforts began under orders from U.S. President Joe Biden.

The presser also comes after EPA officials ordered Norfolk Southern to temporarily pause the process of shipping toxic debris from the site, according to the Associated Press.

This is a developing story. Return to 19 News for updates.